This project began almost on impulse - just a wild suggestion. Never could I have anticipated such a tremendous response! It has been a privilege corresponding with so many creative and talented artists and authors.
Thank you all so much for your contributions. I am forever in your debt.
Thanks to Amalgam, the Swords & Sunflowers fan forum, the SunUpSunDown club at y!gallery, and the members of the Samchanthology Livejournal community for promoting this project.
Thanks also to my husband Brett, who in his limitless patience not only tolerated my fannish insanity but actually cheered it on.
And of course, many thanks to you for reading this doujinshi! I hope you enjoy it.
Love, peace, and yebli,
February 18, 2007
As noted in the Table of Contents, the fan art, fan fiction, and manga in this anthology contain depictions of violence and sexuality. The guideline set for submissions was "if it can make it into an R-rated film, it's good to go." If material at this level offends you, please use discretion.
Please note that, as is the case in most fandoms, there are fan works that pair certain characters in a romantic or sexual context. This includes same-sex pairings. If you are offended by certain character pairings, please navigate this anthology via the Table of Contents, where character pairings (when present) are designated next to the title of each work.
If, despite the warnings above, the presence of a certain character pairing in this anthology still fills you with howling rage and angst, I encourage you follow these steps:
1. Take a deep breath.
2. Turn off your computer.
3. Go outside.
4. Look up at the sky. After a few seconds, close your eyes. Let the sounds of the world surround you, and realize that cartoon fandom is fun, but it doesn't amount to a hill of beans in the end.
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This doujinshi is purely a fan work. No money changed hands at any time before, during, or after its production. All works contained in the doujinshi were made out of love for the show and/or as an expression of fandom and are not meant to substitute, promote, or tie into the anime or manga.
This doujinshi is absolutely NOT to be sold in any form, print, electronic, or otherwise.
This doujinshi is available as a high-res print quality PDF here (43 MB), a low-res PDF for screen reading here (17 MB), and as a complete web directory (in a .zip archive) here (6.33 MB).
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This doujinshi was built in Windows XP using Adobe Photoshop 7, Adobe Photoshop CS2, Adobe InDesign CS2 (PDF version), and Macromedia Dreamweaver MX (web version).
The foliage images that appear in the background are from a free-use brush set by Jason Gaylor of DesignFruit.com. Spot photos are royalty-free, free-use images from Stock Xchng.
Fonts: Headers are in LetterSoupMainz (PDF version only), Magnum, and NewMedia. Body text (PDF version only) is Humanist Light 521.
The titling in the front cover artwork is an homage to the film Superfly.